Mary Kom, Srikanth lead ace Indian athletes into Team Bridgestone

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Bridgestone India has announced partnerships ace athletes like Olympic medallists boxer Mary Kom and wrestler Sakshi Malik, ace long-distance runner Lalita Babar and giant killer badminton icon Srikanth Kidambi.

The partnerships with new members of ‘Team Bridgestone’ are announced under the multi-national tyre brand’s global Olympic partnership.

This group of ace Indian athletes will join Bridgestone India’s first Olympics brand ambassador PV Sindhu as a part of the brand’s global roster of more than 50 international athletes on ‘Team Bridgestone’, states an autocarpro report.

Parag Satpute, managing director, Bridgestone India, said, “It is an extremely proud moment for Bridgestone India to join hands with a team of such talented individuals who have excelled in their respective fields with perseverance, hard work and integrity, values which resonate the ethos and beliefs of Bridgestone. These athletes will be a part of Team Bridgestone, of which P V Sindhu is also a member since August 2017. This union is aimed at making one realise their true potential and have the courage to ‘Chase Your Dream’.”

Commenting on her partnership with Bridgestone India, Mary Kom said, “I feel honoured to be part of a team which has people, who are not only exceptional athletes, but also inspiring individuals with a great zeal to overcome challenges and persevere.”

Lalita added: “Through my journey with Bridgestone, I want the youth of our nation to know, that opportunities can be found anywhere, if you are willing to be dedicated and work hard for success.”

First brand ambassador of Bridgestone India Sindhu welcomed the new members of Team Bridgestone. “The new additions to Team Bridgestone are an extension of their commitment to make their Olympic movement in the nation worthwhile. I am happy to see that brilliant athletes from various sports and various parts of our country have come forward on this platform, and are talking about their journey,” said Sindhu.

Sakshi Malik highlighted the importance of the Olympic moment. “Olympic Games in India is currently undergoing transition. As more people become acquainted to this platform and understand it, the more positively they welcome it. The biggest challenge for any aspirant in the country is that people are not aware of the immense opportunities this platform provides, and thus, a lot of dreams go unfulfilled. In such scenario, the importance of Bridgestone coming forward to support these dreams becomes vital.”

Badminton ace Srikanth Kidambi mentioned, “Throughout the journey, I always had the support of family, friends, coaches and my dear countrymen. And I can say this with conviction that support is immensely powerful. It fuels passion, provides faith and gives Courage to ‘Chase your dreams’. I thank Bridgestone, for believing in the cause of sports and supporting this spirit.”